Patent for a Potato Chip!

It has been widely discussed this week that an application has been made for a patent over a pre-salted potato chip (crisp).

It has reportedly been filed by ActionAid UK in an attempt to demonstrate that the Patent system is in disarray and needs re-thinking and that big corporations abuse the system.

However the application is likely to be fruitless given the likelihood that it will be refused under lack of novelty (i.e. a salted potato crisp already exists) and that it lacks inventive step (i,e. it is an obvious step to add salt to a crisp).

share this Article

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Recent Articles

French Football’s virtual NFT Craze

Fantasy football is not news in the virtually adapted world of today. However, a recently launched French fantasy football game, that sees players feature on